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AMD Adds New Six-Core AMD Opteron HE Processors

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AMD today announced the immediate availability of three new members of the Six-Core AMD Opteron processor family that specifically address rising demand for balanced systems with increased performance yet greater power-efficiency for cloud computing and web serving environments.




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Consumer versions to soon follow?.....
 

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wont doubt it
 

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Very nice, was wondering when these would land.
 

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Im wondering if the 6 core version can come close to the performance of an i7
 

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why arent there any desktop 6 core cpus:confused:only this server junk:shadedshu
 
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why arent there any desktop 6 core cpus:confused:only this server junk:shadedshu
Given the amount of applications that aren't multi-threaded :slap:
and usually server applications benefit very well form more cores.
 

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Yep, desktop benefits are severely cut down after dual core and screch to a halt past quad core :/
 

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yet you two are running quads:nutkick:
 

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No... I have a single core (and the 7750BE I have coming is a dual)
 
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Well, they need something to compete with when Golftown (sp?) hits. Nice to see AMD releasing these :)
 

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My bet is that these will be available for desktop systems- sort of. I see them releasing the Hex-core AMD Opteron processor for single socket systems not too long from now. That means that hopefully with a BIOS update, an AM3 or AM2+ board will be able to house one of these Opterons.

Whether they'll release a Phenom II x6 is beyond me.
 
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Im wondering if the 6 core version can come close to the performance of an i7
Not performance, but in "total work done"/watt, I've seen in some reviews that these 6-core AMD's are very comparable to the i7 version Xeons -- ie, they're not as fast, but they can get more work done per chip. Wish I could find that review. :p
 

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^^you mean per watt?
 
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MUST............HAVE..............FX...............VERSION! (collapses)
 
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very good news from AMD.but i dont know if these could benefit a usual pc user..
 
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someone please come out with a 4ghz processor, stop using cores as a scape goat, & bring me some raw power
 
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Cools.

It'll gain attractiveness once AMD releases their new line of chipsets (barring some disastrous flaw).

The long life of the nVidia chipsets for Opterons has been great for server farms and the like, with most CPU upgrades only requiring a BIOS update. But now they need to catch up and offer current gen features to compete with the i7/i9 platform.
 

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55w? :twitch:

Must have a pretty conservative clockspeed.
 

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someone please come out with a 4ghz processor, stop using cores as a scape goat, & bring me some raw power
I agree, both amd and intel should step back and produce something like a 4-5.0Ghz dualcore, that will be faster than any 6core on the market.
 

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But it won't be. In order to get high clockspeeds, you have to cut back on the amount of work you can accomplish per clock (alternatively, increase that wattage figure). Instead of aimming for simple, fast processors, they are going for complex, slow processors; different means to the same end.

IBM has released 5 GHz POWER6 processors but they are 165w TDP, are water-cooled, and very expensive.
 

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I Would hope they have desktop version coming in the next few months. That would be awesome.
 
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AMD better make an FX version of this 6 core or Ill go Intel/Nvidia. I SWEAR IT! AMD has been half stepping far to long. I wanna see an FX chip and I wanna see it NOW.